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Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

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(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Katlyn Rostyne, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Martin Community Health Center. Katlyn joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Margaret Lee, PA-C, Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, MaryAnn Fanning, CNP and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Rostyne attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend Maryville University of St. Louis in St. Louis, MO, graduating in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.

“I believe that everyone has personal health goals that are achievable,” said Katlyn Rostyne, CNP. “I hope to provide patients with education and support to meet their health care expectations.”

Originally from Huron, SD, Katlyn enjoys camping, fishing, softball and spending time with her family. She is currently available for appointment at Martin Community Health Center.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

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(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Martin Community Health Center. MaryAnn joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Margaret Lee, PA-C, Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Fanning attended the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and earned an Accredited Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, graduating in 2009 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. In 2013, she earned a Post Master’s Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Kaplan University.

“I am excited to be a part of the Horizon team, to learn and share my experiences,” said MaryAnn Fanning, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Martin Community Health Center.

Originally from Martin, MaryAnn resides with her husband, Paul, who is a rancher in Bennett County. In her spare time she enjoys music, drama productions, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, Joins Horizon Health Care, Inc.

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(ELK POINT, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH, as the newest medical provider at the Elk Point Community Health Center, Alcester Community Health Center and Yankton Community Health Center and Dental Services.

O’Connell attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics. She later went on to attend the University of Washington, graduating in 2010 with a Doctorate of Medicine degree, a Master in Public Health degree with a focus in Epidemiology, along with certificates in Indian Health Pathway and Underserved Pathway.

“I am excited to return to South Dakota and to serve my community,” said Dr. Meghan O’Connell, MD, MPH.
“I aim to provide high-quality, comprehensive, compassionate care to all patients in all stages of life.”

O’Connell, who is currently residing in Elk Point, joins a team of six current providers in Horizon’s southeast region communities of Elk Point, Alcester and Yankton. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, swimming, reading and traveling.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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De Smet Dental Services Welcomes Outreach Students

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(DE SMET, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and De Smet Dental Services, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in De Smet from September 9 – October 5.

The two students visiting De Smet are Madeline Pfeiffer of Sioux Falls, SD, and Nick Moore of Kansas City, MO. Madeline completed her undergraduate degree at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. She enjoys watching soccer, reading, playing the clarinet and spending time at the cabin with her family. After dental school, Madeline is interested in opportunities that will bring her back to South Dakota.

Nick, who is a Kansas City Chiefs fan, enjoys cooking and working out. After graduation, his goal is to provide dentistry in a rural community. “I’m looking forward to my time in South Dakota and want to thank the city of De Smet for welcoming me with open arms,” said Nick.

“It is a pleasure to once again welcome the dental students from UMN to De Smet,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnership has been very beneficial to Horizon, as we have been fortunate to hire six dentists (including Dr. Brady Weispfennig and Dr. Lamar Koistinen of De Smet Dental Services) to work at our dental clinics after their rotations. These dental rotations are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities.”

For the past forty years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Jerauld County Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Students

Peggy Stepan & Ashley Zimm

(WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Jerauld County Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, are pleased to introduce two dental students who are doing their clinical rotations in Wessington Springs from September 10 – October 5.

The two students visiting Wessington Springs this year are Peggy Stepan of Sturgeon Lake, MN, and Ashley Zimm of Hutchinson, MN. Peggy, who enjoys going on new adventures, spends her free time playing basketball, biking, running, baking and ice skating. Following dental school, Peggy’s plans are to become a solo general practitioner in a rural community similar to the one she was raised in.

Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors, biking, cross country skiing and running. She is currently training for her first marathon. She also loves spending time with her husband, Reece, and their dog, Kona. Following dental school, Ashley is excited to start working as a general dentist.

“It is a pleasure to once again welcome the dental students from UMN to Wessington Springs,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnership has been very beneficial to Horizon, as we have been fortunate to hire six dentists (including Dr. Nick Thome of Jerauld County Dental Clinic) to work at our dental clinics after their rotations. These dental rotations are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities.”

For the past forty years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Prairie Winds Dental Clinic Welcomes Outreach Student

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(HOWARD, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) and Prairie Winds Dental Clinic, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, are pleased to introduce a dental student who is doing her clinical rotations in Howard from September 10 – October 5.

The student visiting Howard is Skyler Moderow of Casselton, ND. Moderow completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Dakota, during which she joined the North Dakota Air National Guard. Her plans after dental school include attending an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) Dental Residency at the Air Force. Following her AEGD Dental Residency, she will work as a dentist in the Air Force for four years. Moderow, who was recently married, is looking forward to the married life with her husband, Konstantine, who works at the Ellsworth Air Force Base. Her interests include reading and watching Netflix and swimming, tubing and jet skiing at her parent’s lake cabin.

“It is a pleasure to once again welcome a dental student from the University of Minnesota to our team at Prairie Winds Dental,” said Dr. Michelle Scholtz, Chief Dental Officer of Horizon. “Our partnerships with the area dental schools are a great opportunity to bring dental students back to our rural communities and introduce them to Horizon Health Care.”

For the past forty years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Ryan Rowe, CNP, Joins Mission Community Health Center

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(MISSION, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Ryan Rowe, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Mission Community Health Center. Ryan joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Larry Dubray, PA, Rachele Vietor, PA-C, Spencer Mason, PA-C, and Autumn Tucker, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Mission community.

Rowe attended South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. He later went on to attend Walden University, graduating in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree as a Nurse Practitioner.

Ryan Rowe, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Mission Community Health Center, bases his philosophy of care on a quote from Patch Adams, “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what outcome.”

Rowe, who is originally from Carter, SD, enjoys camping and spending family time with his wife and two dogs. He is looking forward to serving the local community.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Catherine Friesen, CNP, Joins Aberdeen Community Health Center

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(ABERDEEN, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Catherine Friesen, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Aberdeen Community Health Center. Catherine joins provider Leah Bennett, PA-C, to provide primary care medical services to the Aberdeen community.

Friesen attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She later went on to attend South Dakota State University, graduating in 1997 with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree as a Nurse Practitioner.

“My philosophy of care is to provide holistic, compassionate, quality healthcare at an affordable cost to patients of all ages,” said Catherine Friesen, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Aberdeen Community Health Center.

Friesen, a Menno, SD native, will make her home in rural Groton. She has three children: Melissa, who lives in Africa, Matthew, a student at Portland Bible College, and Michal, an incoming high school freshman. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, perennial flower gardening and spending time with her pets.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, Joins Martin Community Health Center

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(Martin, SD) – Horizon Health Care, Inc. (Horizon) is pleased to introduce Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, as the newest medical provider at Martin Community Health Center. Theresa joins providers Dr. Tony Berg, MD, Margaret Lee, PA-C, and Nancy Webb, CNP, to provide primary care medical services to the Martin community.

Hammerquist attended University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Spanish. She later went on to attend South Dakota State University, graduating in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. In 2017, she graduated from Georgetown University with a Master’s of Science in Nursing.

“I chose to earn my advanced degree in nursing to learn more and to provide care to those in rural settings. I believe in the team approach where patient and provider work as a team to guide prevention and care with the ultimate goal for healthier living,” said Theresa Hammerquist, CNP, who is currently available for appointments at Martin Community Health Center.

Hammerquist, who is originally from Rapid City, SD, enjoys cooking and having company at the dinner table. In her spare time she also enjoys hiking and kayaking with her family.

For over 40 years, Horizon Health Care, Inc. has been providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental and mental health care through a rural, community-based network in South Dakota. Horizon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves the medical, dental and mental health care needs of South Dakotans in rural, medically underserved areas through 105,000 patient visits annually in 32 community health centers in: Aberdeen, Alcester, Bison, Bryant, De Smet, Eagle Butte, Elk Point, Faith, Fort Thompson, Howard, Huron, Isabel, La Plant, Lake Preston, Martin, McIntosh, Mission, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, White River, Woonsocket, and Yankton. For more information please visit www.horizonhealthcare.org.

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Horizon Health Beat: Bug Bites

Today’s health beat question – how can I protect my family from ticks, mosquitos and other bug bites?

When enjoying outdoor activities there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from ticks, mosquitos, and other biting bugs.
First – Use Insect Repellent: Apply insect repellent every time you plan to be outside.
Next – Cover exposed skin areas. When enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking and camping, wear a hat, long sleeves, pants and socks to prevent ticks from getting on your skin or crawling up pant legs. And, apply insect repellent to the outside of clothing.
Finally, avoid insect and tick habitats. Stay away from standing water where mosquitos lay their eggs. Check areas around your home for standing water, such as children’s swimming pools, outdoor toys, and gardening areas.
Ticks thrive in wooded areas with brush, trees, and high grass and unlike mosquitoes, they don’t fly and can go unnoticed. After you leave the area check your clothing for ticks, paying special attention to creases and areas such as the backs of your knees, behind the ears and armpits.
With the proper information about ticks, mosquitos, and bug bite prevention it’s possible to enjoy the outdoors and keep yourself and your family healthy.

Horizon’s goal is to keep you and your family healthy.

Horizon Health Care, Keeping Communities Well.

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